30 Dec 2015

DIY Satin lace gift bow

We have another satin lace gift bow which is simple yet elegant. This gift bow was inspired by the ready made gift bows in which we pull the thread to make it look like a gift bow. Let's see how we can make the same gift bow without pulling the thread.

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28 Dec 2015

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DIY recipes for dry skin

This is another blog post of masks for dry skin in winters. I usually make them in winters only as I have combination oily skin. If you have dry skin you can use them all around the year. It's better to use homemade recipes for skin than dabbing a lot of chemicals on your skin.

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25 Dec 2015

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Fuschia Arabian Jasmine Anti Aging Night Cream Review

Beauty experts say anti-aging regime should start as early in early 30s or late 20s. I have recently started my night care regime after I used Fuschia Arabian Jasmine Anti aging night cream. I don't apply any cream on my face as I have oily skin and I fear acne so leave aside even the thought of using night cream.

But now my skin is free of acne and have faint acne marks which will fade in almost 2 weeks (hope sooo :P). So today's review is about Fuschia Arabian Jasmine Anti Aging Night Cream.

Brand claims
The cream prevents sagging and firms skin. It is infused with 100% natural and vegetarian ingredients. Jasmine oil clarifies, hydrates and heals skin whereas Vitamin E prevents aging and fine wrinkles.

Jasmine oil, Aloe Vera, sweet almond oil, olive oil, kokum butter, vitamin E, BioStine HP

Directions for use
Use every night after thorough cleansing before going to bed. Gently apply till fully absorbed.

My experience
The cream comes in a plastic jar packaging with a twist cap. The cream is milky white in colour and has a pleasant jasmine fragrance. The fragrance is not at all bothering and remains for some time after applying the cream.

The cream gets easily absorbed in the skin and doesn't leave a oily residue behind. Even if we apply the cream in excess it doesn't feel oily. A very less quantity of cream is required for the whole face.

After applying the cream we feel fresh. The cream hydrates and mosirturizes the skin sufficiently. I have oily skin and it didn't break me out or didn't make my skin look or feel oily. It works on pigmentation very slowly but that is not a problem as the cream is free from chemicals and that is a major concern for me rather than reducing my pigmentation. I haven't seen any effects on my acne scars though but it does give a great matte effect to the skin.

The In
  • Lightweight cream
  • Contains Vitamin E 
  • Pleasant Jasmine fragrance which is not at all bothering 
  • Free of Parabens
  • No artificial tints or perfumes 
  • Free of phthalates, petroleumase 
  • Gets absorbed in skin readily even if applied in excess
  • Works well in reducing pigmentation
  • Provides sufficient mositure to the skin
  • Doesn't leave an oily residue 
  • Doesn't make skin look or feel oily even if applied in excess
  • Gives a great matte effect
The Out
  • I didn't find any
Availability - Available on vkarebiosciences.com website and also available on major shopping portals at a discounted rate.

Price and Shelf life
625 INR with a shelf life of 30 months

Overall thoughts
Overall the cream is a great product for price and gives skin the much needed nourishment. It hydrates, mositurizes, reduces pigmentation, gives matte effect to the skin. It comes with the goodness of jasmine oil, olive oil, vitamin E and is a sure shot winner as a night cream. You will never regret buying this cream and your skin will definitely thank you for this product.

Repurchase - Yes, going to repurchase for my Mom.

Recommendation - Yes I would definitely recommend the Fuschia anti aging night cream as it is 100% made from natural ingredients and does what it claims.

Which is your favourite night cream?
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21 Dec 2015

17 Dec 2015

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Inatur Herbals Sandal Facepack Review, Price

I have faint acne scars which are very easy to hide but still the fact remains that they have still rented my face. I usually use BB cream to hide them but it's better to get rid of them. So let's see the review of the Inatur sandal facepack.

The Inatur sandalwood facepack comes with the goodness of saffron and sandalwood. Saffron enhances complexion whereas sandal removes dead cells. The facepack also contains Liquorice, turmeric and Vertiver which bring fairness, help in removing blemishes and prevents aging. The facepack is quite affordable also.

Brand claims
The product is enriched with goodness of ingredients to lighten the skin by removing impurities and make it fairer.


Directions for use
Clean the face and apply a thick layer. Wash off after it dries up. Recommendation of daily use.

My experience
The product comes in a plastic tub packaging. The product comes with an applicator but I haven't received it with the product. The texture of the facepack is very smooth and helps in even application of the facepack. 

The fragrance of the facepack is pleasant sandalwood fragrance which is not at all strong and fades away after washing the facepack.
I applied the facepack for about 20 minutes. The facepack dries up quickly after the application and gives a little tingling sensation in the beginning. After sometome it gives a cooling effect to the skin. After drying up, I washed the facepack with cold water. It gets washed off easily.

After washing off, the skin feels fresh and gives a subtle glow to the face. The effects of the facepack are shown with just one use. I haven't applied it daily, though I have been applying it for every alternate day for 10 days (5 uses). The skin feels a little dry and dry skinned beauties might need moisturization. The skin even feels stretchy for some time.

But it has shown considerable effect in lightening my acne scars, though it hasn't shown any effects on my pigmentation patches.

The In
  • Dries up quickly so you don't have to wait for it to dry up.
  • Gives a cooling effect to the skin
  • Pleasant sandalwood fragrance which doesn't bother at all
  • Smooth texture makes it easy for application
  • Contains Kaolin, saffron, sandalwood, turmeric, Vertiver
  • Gets the washed off easily
  • Gives a subtle glow from first use itself 
  • Lightens acne scars after regular and back to back use. 
  • Easy online availability

The Out
  • Dries the skin a little
  • Would have been in tube packaging for hygiene purpose

Availability- Easy availability on major shopping portals.

Price and Shelf life - 250 INR with a shelf life of 2 years.

Overall thoughts
It is a great facepack which lightens the acne scars and moreover it has saffron, turmeric, sandalwood which are all good for the skin. Its even texture makes it easy to apply and gets washed off easily. Overall a product worth the price and investment.

Repurchase - Yes because it has lightened my acne scars.

Recommendation - Highly recommended if you have acne scars, pigmentation or blemishes. It shows effect from first use itself. Only dry skinned beauties might feel the need to moisturize immediately after washing this facepack.

Tell me your favourite facepack and also leave your blog urls for me to checkout :)
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13 Dec 2015

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Inatur Herbals Sandal Fairness Facewash Review, Price

Inatur Herbals Sandal Fairness Facewash contains blackberry, Turmeric, Liquorice, sandalwood and Vertiver. All these herbs have some effects on the skin as blackberry gives fairness, Liquorice prevents aging whereas sandalwood has anti inflammatory properties. Turmeric cleanses and detoxifies and Vertiver has antiseptic properties. So let's see the review of this product which has so many herbs and see whether it fairs on the claims.

Brand claims
A creamy cleanser which removes all impurities and makes you look young and fair while giving moisturised and healthy glow to the face.

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12 Dec 2015

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Essence long lasting nude lipstick come naturally Review

Lipstick is every girl's obsession. And "I have enough lipsticks" said no girl ever. We love all kinds and all shades of lipstick. I usually wear a lipstick on special occasion such as family function. This is the first time am trying nude lipstick shade. I love pinks shades in lipstick too but then when I saw Essence nude shades I chose come naturally shade. Let's see the review of this Essence long lasting nude lipstick come naturally.

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10 Dec 2015

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Essence I love TRENDS nail polish the pastels

Girls can never get enough of nail paints. I always apply nail paints to my toe nails. You will rarely find me without a nail paint. Today's review is about a matte nail paint from Essence. Let's see the review and NOTD of the shade do nuts 08.

Brand claims-
The light pastel shades are perfect for spring. The  nail paints are  available in soft shades – with a matt finish or with a glitter effect. Different colours are sure to fulfill all nail-wishes.

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6 Dec 2015

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Essence Mattifying Compact Powder Review

Lets see the review of Essence Mattifying Compact Powder in the shade soft beige 02. I usually just use a tinted lip balm and use a compact powder for a no makeup look.

Brand claims -
The powder is a delight for all girls who want a matte complexion. It is delicate and its powdery texture spreads smoothly for a natural, matte complexion. 

Ingredients of Essence Mattifying Compact Powder

Available shades -
02 soft beige, 04 perfect beige, 10 light beige, 11 pastel beige

My experience of Essence Mattifying Compact Powder
I have used Lakme compact all my life and this is the first compact powder am using from any other brand. I applied the powder after applying my Inatur day cream and it blends very nicely. My shade is soft beige. It is perfect for everyday use and doesn’t give cakey  appearance. It is lightweight and blends well with moisturised skin. It gives a matte finish and helps to control oil to a certain extent. It is a good compact powder for daily use and adds a few tones of whiteness to the complexion, temporarily though.

The In
  • Lightweight travel friendly.packaging
  • Doesn't give a cakey look
  • Adds a few tones of whiteness to your skin temporarily 
  • Great matte effect
  • Blends easily 
  • Great for everyday use
  • Doesn't give white effect
  • Value for price 
  • Controls oil to a certain extent 

The Out
  • Sponge/Puff not accompanied 
  • Some people may like a small attached mirror. But that's not a problem with me. 
  • Only 4 shades available
Availability - Available in stores as well as on major shopping portals.

Price and shelf life - 329 INR with a shelf life of 3 years from date of manufacturing.

Overall thoughts
It is a very great powder which gives a matte finish to the skin. It blends quite well and controls oil to a certain extent. It lightens the skin tone temporarily. Lightweight packaging makes travel friendly and is great for daily use.

Repurchase - Yes for sure as am bored of using Lakme all the time.

Recommendation - Yes definitely as the product is worth the price.

Which is your favourite compact powder?  Also leave your links below for me to checkout.

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3 Dec 2015

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Essence makeup remover wipes Review

Putting on makeup and forgetting or being lazy to remove it is considered to be a sin in beauty world. Even sometimes I hate washing face at bedtime and sleep with the cream and all put on my face. Makeup remover wipes is one of the easiest options to remove makeup. Let's see the review of Essence Makeup remover wipes.

Brand claims-
The brand claims the wipes to be
gentle and provide uncomplicated cleansing for eyes, lips and face.

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2 Dec 2015

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Ben & Sera Ampoules

Today's review is about the ampoules I received from skin18.com as a sample for review. The samples had three ampoules namely Ben & Sera 15 days anti aging wrinkle Taeng Taeng Serum, Ben & Sera 30 days anti aging Serum, Ben & Sera 7 day whitening Serum

Ingredients - ingredients are not listed but major ingredients are given on the website.

Directions for use
Cleanse face, pat dry and dispense one drop and use on face from jaw to upwards direction

My experience
First and foremost the packaging is very difficult to dispense one drop of serum. When it says only one drop and you carefully try to dispense you end up wasting the serum.
The serums are colorless, fragrance less and non sticky. The serums are glue sort but extremely non sticky and trnapsreny. When you apply on skin you feel like putting on baby oil. It gets absorbed very easily without any sticky residue or feeling.
As far as usage is concerned I end up wasting more than using. So far I have used the Ben and Sera whitening serum and it hasn't shown any effects on my skin.
I used the other 2 serums only once as I am not concered about anti aging. I might give them to my mom :D

The In
Non sticky
Doesn't leave any residue
Easily absorbed even if applied in excess
No fragrance
No colour

The Out
Packaging is hard to use
Haven't seen any effects so far

Availability- available on Skin18.com website

Price - currently as a freebie on website. Visit the product link about to see the exact prices of full sized product
Shelf life - not mentioned on samples or website either

Overall thoughts
Overall people more inclined towards whitening and aging effect might find them to be effective. I personally didn't like them as I would prefer whitening and anti aging masks as they are quite hassle free. You may try it once to see how you find the effects.

Repurchase - Nope as I love hassle free masks more than serums.

Recommendation- Maybe not because of packaging.
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1 Dec 2015

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Soc 3D Syn-ake Firming and Smoothening Mositurising and Conditioning Serum Review

Heya gurlz,

This is my last review of the soc 3D masks. I am in love with the maskes as they make the skin so smooth and flawless after a single use. It evens the skin tone and you cannot keep your hands from touching the face now and then. :D.

Let's see the review of Soc 3D Syn-ake Firming and Smoothning mositurising and conditioning serum.

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Soc 3D Snail Anti-Aging Moisturizing and Conditioning Serum Review

Product claims - Formulated with Syn-ake, Centella, Extensin it relieves skin and provides nutrition and mositure. SYNAKE significantly decreases expression lines.

Ingredients - Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Folic acid, Human oligopeptide-1, Lecithin, PEG/PPG -18/4 Copolymer, polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carbomer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA , Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Perfume.

Directions for use
Cleanse and dry face thoroughly. Open pouch, remove, SOC 3D Facial Mask, and apply to face. Leave on face for 15-45 minutes. Remove mask and pat until essence is fully absorbed

My experience
I used this mask like I have used earlier masks with cleansing and toning followed by mask application. The essence is very thick and transparent in appearance. The fragrance of the essence is almost nil and fades away as soon as you put on the mask. The mask fits quite well and the essence gets absorbed easily.
After around 15 minutes I removed the mask and let the essence on face dry. The essence is not at all sticky and gets washed off easily.

Although washing or rinsing the essence is not recommended I prefer rinsing with water and patting my skin dry. As said earlier the essence is not at all sticky and doesn't leave a residue behind.

After the essence is rinsed off the skin feels smooth and hydrated. It evens the skin tone and heals the dry patches of skin. It makes the skin plump and hides the unevenness of the skin if any. I didn't find any glowing effect after using this mask.
Overall the mask is a must try.

The In
Travel and budget friendly
Makes the akin smooth and silky
Hydrates the skin sufficiently
Evens the skintone
Makes the skin plump
Essence gets rinsed off easily
Essence is not at all sticky

The Out
Didn't find any

Availability - available at skin18.com website at affordable prices.

Price - $1 on Skin18.com website. Currently as a freebie on website.

Shelf life - expiry date is provided but I cannot read any manufacturing date as the packaging instructions are in Korean

Overall thoughts
The mask is like any other hydrating mask which makes the skin smooth, soft and silky. It makes the skin plump and hides skin tone unevenness. It hydrates the skin without any sticky feeling. A must try once in a lifetime at least.

Repurchase - Yes maybe.!

Recommendation Yes I think one should surely try these masks to feel the effect of hydrated skin.

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28 Nov 2015

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Essence Glossy lipbalm Review

Heya gals,

Today I am reviewing Glossy lipbalm from Essence. Essence is an European brand. Essence cosmetics says NO to animal testing and YES to quality with prices affordable enough to try a fabulous new look whenever you want. They have a full range of beauty products to make you look great. They have everything ranging from skincare to facecare, from lipcare to nailscare and eyes. 

Brand claims-
Pampering, light formula of the glossy lipbalms in fresh colors gives lips a gorgeous shine with a delicious fragrance.


Available shades
01 strawberry cheescake, 03 cherry brownie, 05 mango icecream, 06 berry cupcake, 07 raspberry sorbet

My experience-
Firstly I like the names given to all the lip balms in this range. Immediately after hearing the name you feel like eating the lip balm. As of yet I haven't done something like this :P. Coming to the lipbalm, the lipbalm comes in a twist cap packaging which is very travel friendly and it takes very less space in the handbag.

The lipbalm has a creamy texture with a little runny consistency. The lipbalm glides very smoothly on lips and has a little tint as well as colloidal glitter in it. It intensely nourishes the lips and moisturization stays for around 6 hours. After 5 hours or so you may feel the need to reapply as per your preference. The tint goes off in a hour or so. The glitter remains even if we rub the lipbalm with a cloth or tissue. The tint leaves behind a faint pink shade which seems to be good.

Coming to the fragrance, it is quite pleasant strawberry fragrance but it vanishes as soon as we apply the lip balm. This lipbalm also doubles up as a gloss although personally I don't prefer wearing lipsticks for long time.

The In
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Budget friendly
  • Glides smoothly
  • Moisturizes for about 6 hours
  • Leaves a tint behind
  • Doubles up as a lip gloss
  • The product does what it claims to do

The Out
  • Colloidal glitter which doesn't come off easily (personal choice)
  • Fragrance could have stayed a little longer

L-R : 1 swipe, 2 swipes, 3 swipes

After wiping off with tissue the colloidal glitter can still be seen

Price, Shelf life, Availability- 129 INR and 1 year from date of manufacturing. Available on selected stores which can be found on website. You can also buy on Flipkart and Amazon

Overall thoughts
It is a nice lipbalm which moisturizes, is tinted as well as glitter. Travel and budget friendly and also doubles up as a lip gloss. Colloidal glitter is the thing which pains me as we have higher chances of that going it into our stomach.

Yes, if colloidal glitter is not present.

Yes as it is budget friendly as well as tinted and doubles up as a lip gloss. Basically a good investment.

Tell me your favorite lipbalm!!!

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27 Nov 2015


Cultured Clothing - An abode of ethnic wear

Hiya gals,

We gals love flaunting our ethnic wear with traditonal jewellery and footwear. No matter what is the fashion trend ethnic wear will never be out of fashion, be it a Saree, Anarkali, Salwar kameez or even the newest trend Kurtis and Kurtas.

Today's post is about on such traditonal clothing line Cultured Clothing.

Cultured Clothing was launched out of passion for beautiful clothing, a boutique for exclusive dress materials and Kurtis. The venture was named Cultured Clothing as it represents the essence of our culture. This reflection of our culture has lit up an abode of exclusive, designer, casual wear women's clothing. 

Cultured Clothing was started with a small thought of 3 friends to lit up each and every woman’s wardrobe with elegance. A small wish to give every woman a different yet classy fabric.
At Cultured Clothing the main focus is on showcasing a variety of fabrics including pure silks, chiffons, cottons, exclusive chanderi’s, embroidered fabrics, georgettes.

Their one of it's kind collection includes traditional embroideries, cut works, phulkari, maaheshwari, patola, shimmers, zardozi, pearl work, mix-n-matches and a long list of new upcoming patterns.

At Cultured Clothing they believe that dupatta is like a soul of any dress material and so they takecare that their chunnis not only accompany the fabric, but also add class and flair to it. Chunnis with woollen work, soft pure chiffon dupattas, pure chanderi chunnis with golden strings, cute simple yet different dupattas are just a few to name from their long list.

Their handpicked designer fabrics and classy patterns will surely glitter all the occasions, marriages, parties and events in your sweet life.

They understand that casual wear takes up the centre stage in female’s fashion journey. May it be a college going gal, a house wife or a working women, Cultured Clothing can always be your best friend to provide clothes that can be wore casually and yet make a style statement.

They are rapidly growing with each and every client and this small abode has already brought a smile to hundreds of gals and women with our clothing.
The products of Cultured Clothing are Exclusive designer, occasional, party wear and casual wear dress materials and Kurtis

You can contact them on Facebook or on below address 

Address: Gate2, Ground floor, Sukrut Apartment, Prabhat Road, Lane 15, In front of Symbiosis School,
Pune – 411004, Maharshtra, India.

Do you know any other venture of exclusive ethnic wear. Drop me a comment below.

Fellow bloggers leave your latest post for me to checkout.

NB -Image courtesy Cultured Clothing. Subject to copyright. 
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26 Nov 2015

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Soc 3D Snail Anti-Aging Moisturizing and Conditioning Serum Review

3D mask means a mask sheet that is well cut and sewed onto a 3D face shape which can fit the shape of your face better than the flat face masks.

Today's post is about the first 3D mask am trying from skin18.com. Let's directly go to the review.

Product claims-
The main element of sticky snail’s muslin is a chondroitin sulfate. It is excellent in skin elasticity and immune enhancement as well as skin moisturizing.

Ingredients - Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Panax Ginseng Root Ferment Filtrate, Folic acid, Human oligopeptide-1, Lecithin, PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer, polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carbomer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Perfume

Directions for use
Cleanse and dry face thoroughly. Open pouch, remove, SOC 3D Facial Mask, and apply to face. Leave on face for 15-45 minutes.Remove mask and pat until essence is fully absorbed.

My experience
I applied the mask after cleansing my face. The mask fit was ok sort but it was better than the earlier ones. Since it is a pre sewed mask it is supposed to fit properly. But then one size doesnt fit all. I wasn't worried about the mask fitting as I was concentrating on the essence.

The essence is very thick in nature and has a very mild fragrance. The essence is transparent in nature and gel sort so it takes time for the skin to absorb the essence. The fragrance is similar to the other masks which I have already reviewed. As soon as we put on the mask the fragrance fades away.
I removed the mask after 15 minutes and dabbed the essence and waited for the essence to dry up. I washed off the essence carefully and patted my skin dry.

I squeezed out the essence after using to take a pic.

My skin felt smooth and the skin tone was evened up. I felt an instant glow on my face. The skin was felling fresh and silky. I washed my face directly before going to bed and then too I didn't feel like moisturising my skin.

The In
  • Travel friendly. It is way too small compared to even other manly packagings.
  • Budget friendly
  • Very mild fragrance
  • Makes the skin smooth and silky
  • Gives an instant glow to the face
  • Skin feels fresh
The Out
  • Didn't find any

Availability Available on Skin18.com.website at affordable prices.

Price - $1 on Skin18.com website. Currently as a freebie on website.

Shelf life - expiry date is provided but I cannot read any manufacturing date as the packaging instructions are in Korean language.

Overall Thoughts
The essence is quite thick in nature and has mild or no fragrance at all. The packaging is very very travel friendly. The mask intensely moisturises the kin and makes it smooth and soft. It will suit all skin types.

Repurchase- Maybe not as I like the Mirum Fresh Fruit Series more :D

Recommendation - Yes as it intensely nourishes the skin and moisturizes it giving an instant glow.

Leave your blog posts for me to checkout and tell me your thoughts on my review
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23 Nov 2015

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Cleomee Donkey Real Milk Oil Mask (Whitening and Wrinkle Improvement) Review

I have tried another mask from the masks sent by skin18.com for review. This mask is a nourishing and hydrating mask. It is formulated to improve elasticity, improve appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, supports natural cell renewal,prevent moisture loss and brighten skin tone. Let's see the review of the mask.

Brand claims
The essential fatty acid and vitamin elements, enriched from donkey oil and donkey milk will promote the healthy skin and create the beautiful skin tone of your own

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Donkey milk, Dimethicone, Donkey Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium PCA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Carbomer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Fragrance

Directions for use-
On cleansed and toned skin, place the sheet mask over the skinLeave on for 15 to 25 minutes and remove the mask. Let the skin absorb the remaining essence by gently patting the skin

My experience
The mask fits quite well with folds. The essence is milky and thick in nature and ample in quantity. I applied the mask for about 15 minutes only as my skin is oily.
After removing the mask I rinsed my face with cold water as this mask is not transparent in nature. My skin felt plump and extensively hydrated. Skin felt smooth and sickly for around 10 hours.
Extra essence I discarded as I didn't want my skin to become oily. I was just being cautious...
This mask is similar to other masks which hydrates the skin and gives a smooth finish.

The In
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Makes the skin smooth and silky
  • Extra Essence can be used to treat dry hands and feet
  • Travel friendly
  • More suitable for dry skin
The Out
  • Contains animal extracts
  • Many not suit oily skin

Availability - on Skin18.com as well as Amazon.

Price -$3 on Skin18.com website

Shelf life - not mentioned

Overall thoughts
The mask is hydrating and gives a subtle glow to the face. Makes the skin plump, smooth and silky. I have oily skin but I used it in winters so my skin didn't get oily. But maybe it will be more suitable for dry skin than oily skin. I didn't have any breakouts though.

Repurchase Maybe not because of animal extracts (personal preference)

Recommendation Yes for dry skinned beauties

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19 Nov 2015

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Four Seasons Snail Repairing Wrinkle Care Intensive Mask Review, Price

I used the Four Seasons Snail Repairing Wrinkle Care Intensive Mask for wrinkle treatment. But I don't have any wrinkles so I didn't expect much from this product. Read on know if it is effective on wrinkles or not?!

Product claims
This anti wrinkle functional sheet mask contains snail secretion filtrate that regenerates healthy skin appearance while giving elasticity to skin and supplying moisture and nutrition.

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Snail Secretion Filtarte, Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Xantham Gum, Carbomer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Hamamellis Viginiana Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Capryly Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Polyacrytate, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Allantoin, Ceteareth-20, Glyecryl Stearate, Ceteareth-12, Cetearyl alcohol,  Cetyl Palmitrate, Citric Acid, Fragrance

Directions for use
Apply mask over cleansed and toned faced. Keep for about 15- 30 minutes. Do not rinse, massage remaining essence onto skin. Discard mask after single use.

My experience
I don't have wrinkles so I didnt expect much from this mask. I tried it to see if there is any stretching effect of the mask or not.

The fragrance of the mask is very less so cannot really say like what the fragrance is and sheet has ample of essence. The mask fit quite well with a few folds. I readied my skin after cleansing and toning. I applied the mask for about 25 minutes and removed it carefully. After applying the mask I had a little itching sensation as if my skin was being a little stretched.
The essence was a watery and opaque in nature. There was sufficient essence left in the package also. After applying also all the essence from the mask was dripping from chin area. To avoid the dripping I had to lay down after putting the mask.

After removing the mask I dabbed the remaining essence onto my skin. I could feel a tingling sensation as the essence was getting absorbed. Skin felt smooth, hydrated after the essence had dried up. No sticky residue was left after the essence dried up. The fragrance faded away as soon as I put the mask as the essence has nil fragrance.

The In
  • Travel friendly
  • Affordable
  • Sufficiently hydrating
  • Gives a smooth and soft feeling to the skin
  • Essence gets absorbed quickly without leaving any residue or sticky feeling
  • Contains snail extract for anti wrinkle effect.
  • Stretches the skin so is effective on wrinkles

The Out
  • None
Availability - Available on Skin18.com.

Price  $0.85 on Skin18.com website.

Overall thoughts
The essence is very watery being opaque in nature and gets absorbed in the skin easily. Doesn't leave sticky residue behind instead stretches the skin for anti wrinkle effect. It intensely hydrates dry skin. Gives a smooth and soft feeling to the skin. I would recommend this mask for anti wrinkle effect as it works on wrinkles by giving a subtle stretch effect to the skin. To see visible effects you have to use more than one mask.

Repurchase - Nope because I don't have wrinkles

Yes surely if you have wrinkles or have stared getting wrinkles.

It is suggested to at least use 2-3 mask per week for a visual skin result.

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16 Nov 2015

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Organic Harvest Moisturizing Lotion Review

I love using moisturizing lotions all around the year, specially for my hands and feet. I don't religiously put on lotions before going to bed but I regularly apply during daytime. Recently I reviewed Aroma Essentials Choco Body Balm which is very good for skin. Today I am reviewing Organic Harvest Moisturizing Lotion with Tamriand seeds extract and Essential Oil

Organic Harvest puts the power of plants in all its products. They have developed a range of high-performance products, combining the power of plants with ORGANIC and NATURAL ingredients.

Organic Harvest Moisturizing Lotion Review

Brand claims of Organic Harvest Moisturizing Lotion
This gentle and efficient moisturizing lotion containing tamarind seeds extract and plant derived actives with NMF which gives 24 hour moisturization that replenishes and protects the skin's moisture barrier. It helps promote a soft, supple skin texture and leaves your skin feeling resilient and moisture refreshed.

Ingredients of Organic Harvest Moisturizing Lotion
Aqua, Tamarind Seeds Extract, ECOCERT certified Sorbian Olivate, Essential Oil in Cream base

Directions for use for Organic Harvest Moisturizing Lotion
In the am & pm using fingertips pamper your body to have youthful, charming skin.

My experience with Organic Harvest Moisturizing Lotion
This body lotion is a thin white lotion that is neither runny nor thick. It spreads with ease and gets absorbed quickly without leaving any oily residue on skin. It feels as if there you haven't applied anything on skin.

I applied it after bathing and it moisturised my skin for 6-7 hours.
This moisturizing body lotion has Tamarind seeds extract which is known for it's anti ageing effects on skin. This is the first time I am using a tamarind seeds extract product.

The packaging is sturdy with double cap packaging for the pump. The inner cap is loose and comes out easily but the outer cap is tight and sturdy. It is absolutely safe for travelling and spill proof.
The pump dispenser works well but needs to be pumped many times for desired amount of product.
Regarding the fragrance, it is quite pleasing and doesn't linger on for more time. The fact that it is free of harmful chemicals makes it a great option for those with sensitive skin.

The In
  • Contains tamarind seeds extract
  • Free of parabens
  • Sturdy and travel friendly double cap packaging
  • Pump dispenser packaging
  • Spill proof packaging
  • Not so lingering aroma
  • Gets absorbed easily in skin even if applied in excess
  • Doesn't leave the sticky or oily residue
  • Neither runny nor thick consistency. It is of perfect consistency
  • Easily available online
The Out
  • Quantity offered according to price is less
Availability - Available at all leading stores. Available online on Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Purplle, ShopClues, Satvikko, NewU.

Price and Shelf life- 595 INR for 100ml with a shelf life of 2 years

Overall thoughts on Organic Harvest Moisturizing Lotion
It is a great moisturizer which is light weight but moisturises well. It is free of chemicals and is non sticky, non oily and spreads with ease. It is a perfect choice for winters as well as summers. It will definitely suit sensitive skin also. If you like using non sticky body lotion then this surely is a best option. But people with severe dry skin may feel the need to apply twice.

Repurchase - Yes, but at a discounted price.

Recommendation - Yes, because of tamarind seed extracts and the fact that is free from chemicals.

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13 Nov 2015

The Glitterbug Giveaway

The Glitterbug giveaway is finally here. The Glitterbug is a brand which makes handmade jewellery products, you can read more about them here. 1 winner will win the earring, earring cuffs and temporary tattoos shown in pics below!! To enter the giveaway follow the Rafflecopter widget. Please read the terms and conditions before taking part.

The place where the Rafflecopter widget says 'Visit' the Facebook page you should 'Like' the Facebook page.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The place where the Rafflecopter widget says 'Visit' the Facebook page you should 'Like' the Facebook page.

Terms and conditions

  • 1 winner will win The Glitterbug prizes shown in pics above
  • Winners will be selected randomly using the widget.
  • The giveaway runs from 13th Nov 2015 till 27th Nov 2015. See the widget for number of days
  • Winners should contact within 48 hours to claim the hamper otherwise another winners will be chosen.
  • This is a sponsored giveaway and am responsible only for holding the giveaway. Prizes will be sent by The Glitterbug team. Am not responsible if you don't receive the prize.
  • Giveaway is open to Indian residents with a valid Indian postal address. If you can provide a valid Indian postal address of your relatives you can take part in the giveaway.

So what are you waiting for, take part in the giveaway and stand a chance to win these jewellery from The Glitterbug. You never know, you might be the lucky one to win the jewellery.

Good luck everyone :)

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12 Nov 2015

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DIY winter skin recipes

Today am going to share two DIY for dry skin. Winters have already started in India and stripping oil from our face and body. We often apply lotions and moisturizers to keep dryness at bay.
Sometimes I like to make DIY recipes for skin also. Here we go without much gyan...

Banana mask for skin
You will need a ripe mashed banana and sugar. Mix this together to form a thick paste. Massage gently onto your skin and let it dry a bit. Rinse with lukewarm water.
I usually use a banana which I have forgotten to eat and instead of throwing it away I apply to hair or to skin :D
Banana is a great moisturizer. The mask will make your skin soft and smooth.

Almond hand cream
For this you will need coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax. Take 1/4 part of bees wax, 1/2 part coconut oil and 1/2 part almond oil. You can use sweet almond oil also. Melt the beeswax in double boiler. After it melts add coconut and almond oil. Heat well till all the ingredients are mixed well. Pour in a container while it's cooled a little bit. After cooling fully it hardens. Don't pour hot mixture in glass container or plastic ones.

Tell me your secret skincare recipes or tricks
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10 Nov 2015

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Aroma Essentials Green Tea facewash Review, Price

Out of all the products I received from Aroma Essentials this is the last I am reviewing. I have been using the Green Tea facewash for past 8 days. Read on to know my experience.

About Aroma Essentials
Aroma Essentials believes in simple goodness for your skin. The products made by Aroma Essentials are free of artificial fragrances and ingredients. They are dermatogloically tested and not tested on animals. Moreover they are with small shelf life and freshly made to give your skin TLC.

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8 Nov 2015

My third Leibster Award acceptance and nominations

I cannot believe this is my third Leibster Award. This time Shilpa who blogs at Alive and Kicking has given me the award. It's been only 9 months I am blogging and have been nominated 3 times for Leibster award I am very very happy :D

Shilpa blogs about everything it takes to complete a life right from beauty, health, fashion, food, shopping,
parenthood, relationships to blogging campaigns. She is an inspiration to many newbie bloggers. Thanks a ton Shilpa for considering me for the Leibster award.

Now the rules for Leibster award.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and comment on their blog.Include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers that you think deserve the award and notify them.
  • Answer the 11 questions you are given
  • Give new questions or same for the bloggers you nominate to answer.
  • Make a copy of rules in your post.

My questions to the nominees

  1. Who has been your motivation in the blogging world?
  2. What do you wish you were better at?
  3. Any cute childhood memory.
  4. What's your favourite pastime?
  5. On which social platform can we find you most active?
  6. Define yourself as a person in one sentence.
  7. What is your unfulfilled dream till date?
  8. What is the most important thing you learnt from blogging?
  9. Which kind of attire you prefer in daily routine?
  10. Did you ever have any unpleasant experience related to blogging? If yes, brief about it
  11. How did you decide the name of your blog?

My answers to the questions posed by Shilpa

1. Who has been your motivation in the blogging world?
My best friends have been my motivation in the blogging world. I like a lot to write. When I told my best friends that I have started a blog they advised me never to stop writing.

2. What do you wish you were better at?
I wish I was better at elocution in school. I have a severe stage fear and cannot talk infront of a crowd. This is the one thing I wish I was better at!!!

3. Any cute childhood memory
Oh yes, my first school crush <3

4. What's your fav pastime?
My favorite pastime is reading. I can read anything and for any amount.of time. I also like to watch television.

5. On which social platform can we find you most active?

6.Define yourself as a person in one sentence.
My heart knows only two things everything or nothing at all. I hope this sums up everything about me :D

7. What is your unfulfilled dream till date?
Unfulfilled dream as such is not one but are many. I dream of having a mini library, a big bungalow where I can do gardening all day long, wish to learn baking, wish to become a wedding photographer.... Many cannot quote one...

8. What is the most important thing you learnt from blogging?
Most important thing I have learnt is blogging is an expression of yourself and content is STILL the king.

9. Which kind of attire you prefer in daily routine?
I usually prefer a Kurti and Leggings which is utmost comfortable for me. I can also spend the whole day wearing a chiffon or georgette saree :)

10. Did you ever have any unpleasant experience related to blogging? If yes, brief about it.
Yes, after hosting my first giveaway when a participant commented that my blog is not a place for hardwork. Basically if you don't follow all the rules how you expect to win and on top of it blame the blogger!!!

11. Please give a suggestion/compliment/feedback about my blog Alive n Kicking :)
I particularly like how you blog on various topics. I would really like to give a suggestion to you Shilpa that if possible can you change the theme of your blog as well as commenting system? If possible and this is very personal suggestion from the point of view of a blog reader and not a blogger.

Now my nominees are

Aditi who blogs at Serene Sparkle
Gemma who blogs at Jacquard Flower
Anubhuti who blogs at Sense it Eve

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6 Nov 2015